The attorney for the accused Seminole Heights, Florida killer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf at his arraignment on Tuesday morning.
Howell Donaldson III waived his right to appear at his arraignment on Tuesday, December 11 at 9 a.m.
According to court documents, the defendant was fully advised of his right to be present at the hearing.
On Thursday, December 7 State Attorney Andrew Warren announced Donaldson was indicted on four counts of premeditated murder with a firearm.
On Wednesday, November 29, Howell Emanuel Donaldson III was booked into jail and charged with four counts of First-Degree murder in connection to the murders of Benjamin Mitchell, Monica Hoffa, Anthony Naiboa and Ronald Felton.